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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Carbachol 1.5%, 3%; oph. soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.

Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ISOPTO CARBACHOL:

Open-angle glaucoma.


2 drops up to 3 times daily.


Not recommended.


Acute iritis.


History or risk of retinal detachment (aphakic or myopic patients, retinovitreal pathology). Corneal abrasions. Acute cardiac failure. Recent MI. Bradycardia. Hyper- or hypotension. Asthma. Active peptic ulcer. GI spasm. Hyperthyroidism. Urinary tract obstruction. Parkinsonism. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:


Adverse Reactions:

Local irritation, ciliary spasm, ciliary and conjunctival injection, headache, induced myopia, reduced nighttime visual acuity; retinal detachment, lens opacity (rare). Systemic cholinergic effects if absorbed systemically.

How Supplied:

Soln 1.5%—15mL
3%—15mL, 30mL

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